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Paris: Chez Vincent, 1772. second edition. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Half-bound leather spine with boards which have rubbed, sunned and scratched exterior with bumped and fraying edges, spine edges have tears and peeling and cracking of outer spine most notably on vol. 2 at head edge, however panels are still intact; Text blocks show darkening due to age with slight shadow toning on end papers and pastedowns, and stiff pages which are still fully bound and intact; pp 762. French text.
Tunis: Ministere des Affaires Culturelles et de L'Information, 1971. Booklet; G-/no-DJ paperback; Yellow spine with black text; Covers have moderate wear such as lightly smudged and rubbed exterior with fraying & rubbed edges; Text block light writing inside front cover with slight wear along edges due to handling, page 85 has red ink mark but otherwise general wear with good binding; pp 214. French language.
Paris: Ph. Lottin, 1727. First edition. 10mo in dark brown leather with six-band embossed spine with gold gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards; small open tear on upper right corner; strong binding; marble end pages; penciled inscription with authors' names on second end page; book slightly warped upwards; edges dusty; paper slightly age-toned; clean text; 48 pages of hymns at the end; in French; shelved in Case # 3.
Paris: Distribue par Discina. Quarto; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print on a black ground; Boards in marbled blue paper and blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block has slight spotting to endpapers, vendor label on front pastedown; Appears to be a bound compilation of a paperback of scenario and illustrations from the film, a program from a 1944 “Soiree de gala” presentation of the film, and two tickets to that presentation (one with name in blue pencil written on it); unpaged, chiefly illustrations (b&w).
Paris: Imprime Chez Arte, 1968. Magazine [13x17]; pp 22; Fair/paperback; red covers with black and white text to front; pictorial covers; moderate sunning to exterior; some chipping to edges; missing rear tail fore edge; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated; French text; arts - French.
Paris: Editions Diderot, 1946. First edition. Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Terra cotta spine with white text; Frenchlanguage; Boards have moisture staining towards lower front edge with rubbing, spotting on exterior surfaces & corners, but have no major structural defects; Text block has darkened with age, also some moisture staining most notably along exterior edges, overall pages are intact & tightly bound to spine; pp 235.
Paris: Demoraine et Compagnie, 1824. First Edition. 32mo., 128 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's red long-grained morocco, smooth spine with gilt tooling, no title, fillet and dentelle border on covers; dull gilt to all edges; rear two gatherings uncut; gutters loosely attached; text in French; Illustrated with 3 maps bound in front, "Plan de Paris et de ses Faubourgs", "La France et les Etats voisins", and "l'Europe divisées en ses principales parties", some mild wear to maps, two tears along folds; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Paris: Caisse Nationale de Monuments Historiques, 1965. Octavo; G+; Paperback; Spine, orange with black print; Cover is orange with black print, fading to spine, slight stain on front, slight edgewear,; Text block is clean and tight, beginning to separate from cover at bottom of spine; Text in French; 443 pages, illustrated (b&w and color plates).
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1822. First edition. Thick quarto in burgundy leather with gold gilt; six-band spine with heavy gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards, mostly around spine and edges; gilt edges; paper sunned with light, occasional foxing or offsetting; text in French; contains an engraving on each page with descriptive paragraphs; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; SD consignment.
Valbor-Strasbourg: [Annuaire de la Societe d'Histoire et d'Archeologie du Ried-Nord], 1990. Thick Octavo; pp 639; G/no-DJ; white spine with black text; boards show slight soiling to exterior; minor edge wear; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior; interior clean; illustrated; English and French texts.
New York: Pantheon Books, Inc., n.d. Small Quarto; Fair/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text; leatherette folder has slight rubbing wear to exterior; small gilt illustration to front; light soiling to exterior; noticeable chipping to spine edges; rubbed edges; text block consists of disbound illustrations in envelope pouch; French text; arts - French;.
Gettysburg, PA: James Magee, printer, 1802. Rare Gettysburg imprint. 16mo; good+/none; full brown leather with gilt title and panel rulings; new endpapers; ex libris, signature, title-page; all corners and edges, chipping, wear, and some abrasions; text block, clean with foxing, spot staining; and light general age-toning; 272 pp.; small dog-ears with text loss on final pages, 271-272, missing head-edge; spine and boards, creases and scars; else very good; ---CONSIGNMENT. Shelved Case #3.
Milano: Biblioteca di via Senato Edizioni, 2004. Quarto; pp 142; VG-/paperback; red spine with white text; covers show slight soiling to exterior; light sunning to exterior; faux flaps; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; arts - Italian; Italian text.
Paris: Editions Nilsson, n.d. 12mo; pp 310; G-/no-DJ; 1/4 bound light brown spine with gilt text; gilt decorations spine; sundarkened spine; marbled boards show slight sunfading to exterior; some rubbing to joints and edges; minor chip to spine head edge; sturdy boards; text block has some toning fore and tail exterior edges; cracking to gutters; illustrated; French text;.
Paris: Alphonse Leclere, 1861. first edition. Small octavo in dark brown leatherette with framed gold gilt; in good condition; 6-band embossed spine with small, open tears along edges; binding strong; ornate end pages; gilt edges; paper slightly faded; text clean; tight print; slight musty odor; pp. 219; contains 33 letters addressed from uncle to nephew, and 39 plates of colored engravings in very good condition; in FRENCH; shelved in Case # 4.
Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1948, 1949. Mixed edition. Quarto; pp 1076+1092; VG-; black spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; cloths have sunning to exteriors, vol 1 shows slight cracking to front joint, mild rubbing to corners, exteriors have raised curved linear texture; text blocks show slight age toning to edges, previous owner's name to ffep; interiors clean; French text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Lemarchand, 1802. new edition. 12mos. in light brown leather; Good; 5-band spines with gold letters and burgundy frame; some amount of shelf wear mostly on spine and edges; binding strong; previous owner's tiny seal on title page; frontispiece portrait loose; paper faded and foxed, text clean in tight print; in FRENCH; shelved in France section.
Lyon: Societe de Topographie Historique, 1986? Facsimile. Elephant size folio in beige hardcovers with brown letters; VG; portfolio in good condition; contains 25 plates; the original facsimile of the detailed plan of the city in the 1550s was published in 1876; shelved front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Christie's, 2012. Quarto; pp 169+159; VG/paperback; tan spines with white text; 2 volumes; tan slipcase has light wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; price sticker to front; strong panels; covers have minimal wear to exterior; strong panels; text blocks show minimal wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated.
Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, Editeurs, 1894. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text; Boards are sunned with rubbing along edges and spine with strong panels; Text block has darkened due to age with stiff pages, slight cracking between pastedowns and end papers at hinges but pages are still intact. French language.
Paris 6eme: author, 1939. first edition. Folio in grey and black soft covers in good condition; spine with open tear; loose binding; text and paper clean; pp. 140; introduction by Paul Valery; contains art by Courbet, Seurat, Miro, and Rouault as well as Ancient Greece and Roman illuminations; please note: lithographs pp. 51-54 missing; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelve in CASE #11.
Paris 6eme: author, 1938. first edition. tall folio in orange soft covers; VG; covers in good condition; loose binding; text, paper, and plates in good condition; introduction by Rabindranath Tagore; pp. 132; in English; contains Moslem, Persian, Indian, and Chinese art and photographs, as well as Bonnard, Matisse and Delacroix; please note: plates missing on pp. 6, and 51-58; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelve in CASE #11.
Bruxelles: Editions Meddens, 1968. Quarto (10"w x 13.5"h); good/good; dj, white spine with black text; dj [Brodart], moderate shelf wear; 2" closed tear, bottom of front cover; HB, white spine with gold text; boards, moderate soiling along the edges; text block, clean; illustrated in black-and-white and in color; 211pp.---TEXT IN FRENCH. -Shelved in French section. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1975. Quarto; pp 288; G/G; blue spine with ivory text; dust jacket has sunned spine. some chips to edges; mild rubbing wear to exterior; cloth shows slight shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light shelf wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name stamped to fore exterior edge; previous owner's name stamped to ffep; interior clean; profusely illustrated; light ink to ffep; arts - French;.
New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1987. First U.S. Edition. Quarto; pp 336; G-/no-DJ; burgundy spine with gilt text; covers have some soiling to exterior; slight wear to corners; text block shows mild wear to exterior edges; cracked rear gutter; interior clean; frontispiece; remainder mark to exterior tail edge; profusely illustrated; pictorial endpapers; arts - Impressionist; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1973. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with dark green text; French language; Covers have faux DJ flaps, slight age toning around edges, lightly rubbed edges, but otherwise glossy exterior surface; Text block has overall light tone and unmarked; pp 288.
Le Sycomore, 1984. First Limited Edition (#176 of 500). Oblong folio in black cloth with black and white DJ in brodart; VG/VG; white letters on spine; DJ has some closed tears around edges, protected by brodart; strong binding; paper and text clean; pp. 301; author's signature and dedication on last front end page; very scarce; contains chapters on the uses of light in cinematography and in the arts, as well as philosophical and artistic descriptions of the role of light in photography; some full size pages in color; long, beautiful quote from Alain Robbe-Grillet inside front cover; in French; shelved case 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Larousse, 1995. Nouvelle presentation. Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Blue spine with white text; Moderate shelf wear to covers, large blemish from previous sticker on rear cover, blemish on tail edge of front cover, minor bumping otherwise boards are strong; Binding solid; UCLA imprint on text block exterior, text block clean, in French language; 630 pp.
Paris: Aubert et Cie. Quartos, unpaginated; Good condition; Worn light brown quarter-bound leather spine with black and gold indented bands and gilded text, significant wear to spine head, foot and hinges, significant rubbing to green cloth board edges, heavy bumping to corners, slight wear to boards, scratching to textblock edges; foxing and age-toning to pages, heavy in some portions and light in others, previous owner name written neatly on title page of both volumes, all plates by Honoré Daumier present (Volume I: 50 plates, Volume II: 51 plates); Volume I  Volume II .